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EU demands Egypt cooperate on death of Italian student

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EU demands Egypt cooperate on death of Italian student
The EU parliament has called on Egypt to collaborate with investigations into the death of Giulio Regeni. Photo: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP
12:41 CET+01:00
The European Parliament on Thursday called on Egyptian authorities to cooperate over the "torture and assassination" of an Italian student in Cairo, saying it came within a context of deaths in custody in Egypt.

MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution saying that the parliament "strongly condemns the torture and assassination under suspicious circumstances of EU citizen Giulio Regeni."

MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution saying that the parliament in Strasbourg, France, "strongly condemns the torture and assassination under suspicious circumstances of EU citizen Giulio Regeni."
   
There were 588 votes for the resolution, 10 against and 59 abstentions.
   
The resolution "calls on the Egyptian authorities to provide the Italian authorities with all the documents and information necessary to enable a swift, transparent and impartial joint investigation into the case of Mr
Regeni".
   
It urged Egyptian authorities to make "every effort" to bring Regeni's killers to justice.
   
MEPs also noted "with grave concern that the case of Giulio Regeni is not an isolated incident, but that it occurred within a context of torture, death in custody and enforced disappearances across Egypt in recent years."

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